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Mark Driscoll, Women as Penis Houses, and Crumbling Temples

Christian Piatt | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

What does it matter what Mark Driscoll wrote some 13 years ago, especially considering he has since stepped down (at least temporarily) from his role at the helm of Mars Hill? It matters because the information is only coming to light now that the church seems to have nothing left to lose and only something to gain by distancing itself further from Driscoll.

Mars Hill Church Begins Church Closures

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.08.2014 | Religion

Mars Hill Church announced on Sunday the closure of three of its church locations due to financial strain, with a possible fourth on the horizon. D...

Pastors Blast Mark Driscoll In 4,000-Word Letter

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 08.30.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A letter from nine Mars Hill Church pastors to their fellow elders offers the most trenchant criticism yet of controversial megachurch pastor Ma...

Why Did Mars Hill Church Raise $3M And Then Quietly Cancel Their Jesus Festival?

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion

Mars Hill Church, based in Seattle, Washington, has been under intense scrutiny for the past few months, following the eruption of a variety of scanda...

Pastor Kicked Out Of Church Network He Helped To Start

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Balley | Posted 08.09.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Seattle megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll has been removed from a church-planting network of more than 500 churches he helped found after a patter...

Five Reasons Progressive Christians Secretly Love Mark Driscoll

Christian Piatt | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Too often, we fall back on the far easier habit of defining ourselves by what we're not, which is why Mark Driscoll is so incredibly valuable. Every time he grabs another headline for his mind-blowing antics, we're quick to say, "See that guy? I'm not like him."

Protestors Demand Megapastor's Resignation

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion

In an interesting departure from the norm, parishioners of Pastor Mark Driscoll's Mars Hill megachurch gathered outside its doors in Bellevue, Washing...

Mark Driscoll's Plagiarism Witch Hunt

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Stealing intellectual property is no small transgression, but neither is aggressively attempting to humiliate another person in the public eye in a desperate attempt to grab ratings to be the first to break a juicy new story. Mark Driscoll deserves better.

'Angry Queers' Break Stained-Glass Window

Rev. Mel White | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Mel White

Did those "Angry Queers" do us any good? Did their act of violence advance our cause, win hearts and minds, or lead us one step closer to full acceptance and equality? No. If we choose to act, the rules of relentless nonviolent resistance provide guidelines for our action.

Church Discipline: How Much Is Too Much?

Slate Magazine | Posted 02.17.2012 | Religion

Until last fall, a 25-year-old Seattle man named Andrew was happily committed to Mars Hill Church, one of America’s fastest-growing megachurches wit...

Mars Hill Church: Instead Of Harassing Worshippers, Try Civility

Harris Zafar | Posted 12.26.2011 | Religion
Harris Zafar

If all of us protested each theological disagreement we have, there would be hundreds of protests every day. This is not the way to handle disagreements, as it will lead to chaos and societal disturbance.

Rob Bell, Megachurch Pastor, Seeks Life Beyond The Pulpit

Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service (RNS) For pastors with ambitions to reach huge audiences, there's often no better platform than the ...

Paul Young, Bestselling Author of The Shack, Challenges Seattle Pastor Mark Driscoll to "Man Up"

Tyler Mahoney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tyler Mahoney

Mark seems quite fond of telling his congregants to "man up" and I guess I am really asking him to do the same. I would like him to say to my face what he has spread around the world via Youtube, and you can be sure I'll have a few questions for him as well.

Sex Sells -- Even in Church

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

If you care about what Hollywood is feeding your kid, don't take it for granted that the hip, cool church down the street, the one handing out cards in the lunchroom, offers a better alternative.